Travel Blogs from Jiuquan
... able to have a sense if just how **** and depressing life must have been being stationed at such a place. Seriously unless you were gay or into your horse life would be very very boring ;-( Was cool going over the suspension bridge and doing my usual naugtines of bouncing up and down and swaying it so that evryone else on the bridge would feel it too ;-) Looked stable enough to me! Oh so my OCD for rocks kicked in again and I will be bringing two such speciments ...
... architecture. I m going to get neck ache from constantly rubber necking to take photos and look at all the new and being constructed buildings. One of the most impressive was the theatre and we decided to treat ourselves to opera tickets for tonight. Should be .....tiring as it is in mandarin with no translation (apart from Chinese characters!). Our next little sightseeing expedition took up to the dolphin and ball, Ecological park which ...
Gave a small boy a surprise when i needed something from my bad and got down from my bed in just a top and knickers! In an open compartment with 5 other people i am past caring about dignity.
The scenery is very arid and it amazed me to see how much wheat they grown and harvest by hand, not combines in this neck of the woods. It was lovely to see people herding goats and sheep too! I find it very strange that you can go fir miles and miles just ...
... a rather underwhelming Fort in the desert (although this may be something to do with it being 50% under scaffolding).
Nice day trip out of the city and the rope bridge over rather a large canyon was fun although we were disappointed to find the Zip Line that crossed the same canyon was being refurbished and so were unable to have a go.
All in all, not much to do in Jiayuguan but it's a very pleasant city so spend a few days.
... we were then sent to a photo place as we needed a form which had our photo electronically placed onto it! We found the place no problem and had our photos taken. Jeez - I tell you something - they are very particular!!!!!! We were taken upstairs to the photo room, I was wearing a strapless top so they gave me a suit jacket to put on which was about 5 sizes too big for me. They then required me to tie my ...
Other places to stay in Jiuquan
Downtown, Jiuquan | Hotelfrom $80